West Brom will be desperate to continue their pursuit of automatic promotion on Friday night when they host Aston Villa in the Championship.

The Baggies have been playing well in recent times but were unable to come out with a win in their last outing. A late fightback from Brentford saw Darren Moore’s side held to a 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns.

Villa, meanwhile, will head into the game in confident mood. Following Dean Smith’s appointment as the club’s new manager, the team have been in improved form.

On Saturday afternoon, they were able to defeat Middlesbrough in comprehensive fashion as they sealed a 3-0 win away from home.

It’s set to be a tense affair on Friday night between two teams who will no doubt be vying not only for bragging rights over their rivals but for further ground in the promotion race.

Here is how we think West Brom will line up against Aston Villa.

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